Workshop on Regional and Cross-Regional LGBTQ Advocacy in the Global South: Challenges, Opportunities and Significance

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Call for Papers
January 4, 2022
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Sexuality Studies, Social Sciences, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Area Studies

This workshop brings together scholars examining regional and cross-regional LGBTQ activism in the Global South.  While raising concerns about the power imbalance between the Global North and the Global South, the literature on international LGBTQ advocacy work neglects the growing number of international advocacy initiatives arising within the Global South.  Addressing this lacuna, this workshop will explore South-South LGBTQ initiatives.  Workshop participants will engage with the theoretical and practical implications of regional and cross-regional LGBTQ alliances, networks and dialogues.  What does it mean for LGBTQ activism to be grounded in the local, and what does this look like in practice? To what extent and how do these initiatives constitute decolonial activism?  Do regional or cross regional initiatives enable activists to pursue priorities that are not on the agenda of Global North funders? How do those engaged in regional and cross-regional networks and initiatives understand these activities and connections? Applicants are invited to submit paper proposals addressing these and other questions by January 4th, 2022 to or  The workshop is hosted by the Collaborative Digital Research Space at the University of Toronto Mississauga and will be held May 10, 2022 via zoom. All theoretical and methodological perspectives welcome.



Contact Info: 

Janine Astrid Clark


Department of Political Science, 

Maanjiwe nendamowinan Building

Room MN  5168

University of Toronto Mississauga

Mississauga Ontario L5L 1C6

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